Matthieu Choux - Deux Pièces
On Deux Pièces, his debut on Petcord, Matthieu Choux demonstrates his notion of electroacoustic composing that is firmly rooted in the French tradition of arts, from the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp who embedded trivial objects into a new context to Pierre Schaeffer who did the same in the field of acoustics with musique concrète. Yamatsuki Ichiban is inspired by the rhythmic shouting of martial arts whereas Nu Descendent un Escalier is named after the famous painting of Marcel Duchamp. In both cases, motion and dynamics define the piece's development. Rhythm plays an important role in Matthieu Choux's work, especially the contrast between accents and silence, therefore his focus lies more on a solid sonic architecture, efficiently organised and stripped down to the necessary.
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Cover art by Synflict